women's issues

 
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate...
Body blessings/body burdens?
Body blessings/body burdens?
Being young, entering the gauntlet of supposed adulthood and still feeling good about yourself is a tricky task — especially when you’re a...
What department of women? For many, it may as well not exist
What department of women? For many, it may as well not exist
Susan Shabangu, the minister of women in the presidency, might laud her department’s efficiency in tackling gender issues but the average woman...
[Video]Artist reminds women of their beauty
[Video]Artist reminds women of their beauty
Artist Palesa Makua leads 'My Skin Speaks' - a project that challenges how society views women and encourages women to embrace their bodies.
Push up, and then some more
Push up, and then some more
I went to the Menlyn shopping mall in Pretoria two Saturdays ago. I felt I had wandered on to the movie set for Marie Antoinette or The...
The baiting of Ms Obama
The baiting of Ms Obama
As the focus last week turned to Barack Obama's choice of running mate his other crucial partner continues to show that the Democratic nominee...
Hard work can break barriers
Hard work can break barriers
The newly appointed executive director of materials science and manufacturing at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says...
Finding their niche
Finding their niche
South Africa is emerging as a country that takes its women seriously. From that memorable day in August 1956, when 20 000 black women made their...
Blind women's bluff
Blind women's bluff
My role models have always been my grandmother and my mother, strong women who led their families like matriarchs, setting values and cajoling us...
When did the 'rock' become weak?
When did the 'rock' become weak?
I was driving behind an Ethekwini Municipality bus during the 16 days of activism against gender violence last year when I saw a poster highlighting the support of the municipality for the campaign, captured by the slogan: "Defending the weak!" ...

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